U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Criticizes Detention of Pregnant Women in the U.S.

In July 2017, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a report criticizing the detention of pregnant women in the United States and highlighting the harsh Wisconsin law NAPW and our allies have been working to defeat.

UNGASS Women 2016

About UNGASS 2016
In 1961, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs called drug dependency "a serious evil for the individual" and a "social and economic danger to mankind." These words reflected the century-old philosophy of global drug control: that prohibition of drugs and and punishment of those who used illicit substances would "protect the health and welfare" of the world's citizens.

A Major Victory for Pregnant Women

National Advocates for Pregnant Women was the first national organization to offer support to Jennie McCormack, an Idaho woman who was arrested for having an abortion. We are thrilled to report an important victory in Ms. McCormack's case. Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its second opinion in McCormack v. Herzog, holding that it is unconstitutional to prosecute women for having abortions, and striking down several parts of Idaho's laws that limit women's rights and access to abortion.

NAPW Participates in United Nations’ Second Review of the USA Under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process

NAPW Participates in United Nations' Second Review of the USA Under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process
September 26, 2014

NAPW was approached by INPUD/INWUD (International Network of People/Women Who Use Drugs), who were hoping to cite our research on arrests and detentions of pregnant women in a shadow report for the United Nations' second review of the United States under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.